Friday, September 22, 2006

This stupendous fabric

And this stupendous fabric, which for some thousands of years, had brav'd the continual assaults of weather, and by the nature of it, when left to itself, like the pyramids of Egypt, would have lasted as long as the globe, hath fallen a sacrifice to the wretched ignorance and avarice of a little village unluckily plac'd within it.

William Stukeley

1 comment:

Littlestone said...

Not so much a poem more a lament; either way it's an excuse to post it here along with a lesser known drawing by Stukeley of Avebury in 1723.